Search Results: "Caroline Hillier"


BOOK REVIEW

THE OCCUPATION TRILOGY by Patrick Modiano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Fans of Maurice Chevalier won't be pleased, but Modiano's admirers will find this early work fascinating."
"I know the life stories of these shadows is of no great interest to anyone, but if I didn't write it down, no one else would do it": three early novels by Nobel Prize-winning French author Modiano (Suspended Sentences, 2014, etc.) that look back to the years of the Nazi occupation. Read full book review >

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YOUNG BETJEMAN by Bevis Hillier
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Another nicely flowing entry in the big biography stream, as British as Eric Blore. (32 pp. b&w photos)"
Sizable first installment of an authorized three-volume biography deals with the poet's origins, education, and larking about with Britain's Bright Young Things between the world wars. Read full book review >

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THE BUTCHER by Jennifer Hillier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2014

"The secrets of the past refuse to keep quiet in this disquieting, taut thriller."
Thirty years ago, Seattle Police Capt. Edward Shank put down a serial killer dubbed the Butcher. Edward's bullet ended Rufus Wedge's sorry life. But did the killings end? Read full book review >

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FREAK by Jennifer Hillier
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Taut and fraught with surprise twists, Hillier's thriller is addictive."
"Free Abby Maddox, 2/10." Carved into the back of a murdered prostitute, these words resurrect a violent story that everyone thought had ended. Read full book review >

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JOHN BETJEMAN by Bevis Hillier
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"An exemplary biography evoking, in classic form, lives and times just gone."
The reigning authority on all things Betjemaniac squeezes his assiduous three-volume biography about the late poet laureate into one really big paperback. Read full book review >

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A SIMPLE CASE OF ANGELS by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Though paranormal explanations are only gently hinted at, the angelic twist at the conclusion is satisfyingly appropriate and more about human goodness than evangelizing—entirely in keeping with the book. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Since June Bug, Nicola's new dog, gets into way too much trouble, lately the girl's been worried that her pet will be sent away. Read full book review >

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P.K. PINKERTON & THE PETRIFIED MAN by Caroline Lawrence
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2013

"A warm, wise, wild and woolly second offering in the Western Mysteries series. (1862 maps of the Washoe and Virginia City, glossary) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In this quick-on-the-draw funny follow-up to The Case of the Deadly Desperados (2012), 12-year-old P.K. Pinkerton still roams the seedy streets of Virginia City of 1862…and he's still up to his eyeballs in trouble. Read full book review >

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ISABELLE’S BOYFRIEND by Caroline Hickey
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Although the present-tense narration carries a generally unsurprising and flat plot, Taryn's quirky relationships with her divorced mother and Lila add depth and honesty, which keeps this tale from being totally predictable. (Fiction. YA)"
When Taryn meets John Epplin, aka Epp, she knows she has found her first boyfriend. Read full book review >

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THE THIEVES OF OSTIA by Caroline Lawrence
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Sequels are promised, and young mystery-lovers will be eager for the next. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A fast-paced, crackling good mystery is set in "the tenth year of the Emperor Vespasian" and aimed at middle-grade readers. Read full book review >

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RIVER RATS by Caroline Stevermer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Not up to David Brin's Postman (1986); still, a sturdy, not overearnest sf adventure. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Again the call of ``Mark Twain!'' rings out from a stately riverboat, this time as it paddles the toxic Mississippi in a wry post-apocalyptic novel. Read full book review >